Have students assess their progress towards learning goals.

1) Create a learning goal 

      a) Details of important ideas 

      b) What students need to master 

      c) A key statement about what is important to know. For example:

                i) I understand the difference between mean and median and when they are used

                ii) I understand fractional parts of a whole always have to be equal in size but not in shape

2) Write it on the board for everyone to see

3) On a regular basis ask students to evaluate how well they are progressing towards the goal. For example, students can choose from these statements:

      a) I don’t understand this concept/idea at all

      b) I understand this concept/idea a little bit

      c) I understand this concept/idea somewhat, but there is a lot I don’t get yet

      d) I mostly understand this concept/idea, but there is some I don’t get yet

      e) I completely understand this concept/idea

4) After each statement, invite students to describe what they do or don’t yet understand

5) Have students share their self- assessments with you.

6) Use your students’ assessments to adjust your teaching pace or focus as necessary and/or to identify individual students who have not yet understood a particular concept or ideaIt might take a few times for students to get comfortable with self-assessments and to learn to use them effectively, so try it 3-5 times.

Additional Resources: Self and Peer Assessment Google Drive Slides

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